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Mar 21 2013

Horror in Paradise

Here is a must sign Avaaz petition on the Maldives:

4633_maldives2_1_460x230A 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let’s put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry.

The girl’s stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby she bore. Now the court says she must be flogged for “sex outside marriage”!  President Waheed of the Maldives is already feeling global pressure on this, and we can force him to save this girl and change the law to spare other victims this cruel fate. This is how we can end the War on Women – by standing up every time an outrage like this happens.

Tourism is the big earner for the Maldives elite, including government ministers. Let’s build a million-strong petition to President Waheed this week, then threaten the islands’ reputation through hard-hitting ads in travel magazines and online until he steps in to save her and abolish this outrageous law. Sign now and share this with everyone to get us to a million!

1 comment

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    James Cates

    Such barbaric cruelty towards a victim of rape is unacceptable among civilized people. Compassionate human beings across the world cannot tolerate this inhumanity and ignorant tradition. This girl needs empathy, she doesn’t deserve punishment.

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